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Old October 26th 09, 10:00 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
CenturyTel
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Default Windows7 and Memory

I am having trouble with Win7 managing memory. It uses less than 2GB of the
4GB I have--and the system knows it has that much--so that the CPU just
thrashes, apparently trying to run in insufficient memory. Under Vista,
memory would normally run around 3GB nearly all the time and the CPU would
effortlessly do its stuff.

Anyone else have any memory issues?

John


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Old October 27th 09, 03:53 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
R. C. White
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Default Windows7 and Memory

Hi, John.

I assume you are running 32-bit Win7, but you should always tell us
specifically what you are using when you post a question, especially about a
memory issue like this.

How have you determined how much memory is being used?

Because some of the 4 GB memory addresses must be reserved for hardware and
other overhead, 32-bit Windows cannot use the full 4 GB (even if 8 GB is
installed); typically, about 3.1 GB is available - as you apparently already
know. For us to even guess what might be using more of your computer's
address space, we would need to know more about your computer's hardware
configuration - and maybe about device drivers and other features of your
specific machine.

RC
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I am having trouble with Win7 managing memory. It uses less than 2GB of
the 4GB I have--and the system knows it has that much--so that the CPU
just thrashes, apparently trying to run in insufficient memory. Under
Vista, memory would normally run around 3GB nearly all the time and the
CPU would effortlessly do its stuff.

Anyone else have any memory issues?

John


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Old October 27th 09, 05:21 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
CenturyTel
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Default Windows7 and Memory

I am using 64-bit.

There is another issue that I'm working on. The computer freezes at the MB
splash screen. The fix is to clear the RTC, then it works fine until you do
a shutdown. I am now thinking the problem we have under discussion is a
BIOS problem. I hit a dead end with Asus who tells me as of now, they don't
expect software upgrades for Windows 7. So, it's going back to TigerDirect.

John


"CenturyTel" wrote in message
et...
I am having trouble with Win7 managing memory. It uses less than 2GB of
the 4GB I have--and the system knows it has that much--so that the CPU
just thrashes, apparently trying to run in insufficient memory. Under
Vista, memory would normally run around 3GB nearly all the time and the
CPU would effortlessly do its stuff.

Anyone else have any memory issues?

John


 




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